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Courses

Department of Art

From the 2012-2013 Millsaps Catalog. See a list of all current classes.

Studio Art Courses

2200 Beginning Drawing (4 sem. hours). An introduction to observational drawing using gesture, contour, weighted line, and structural line techniques.

2210 Beginning Painting (4 sem. hours). Offers technical training in the use of materials and the basics of color and composition.

2230 Beginning Printmaking (4 sem. hours). An introduction to printmaking techniques including intaglio and lithography, as well as issues related to two-dimensional design and content

2250 Beginning Sculpture (4 sem. hours). Explores a wide range of traditional sculpture media and techniques, including carving, modeling, and casting, and introduces
issues of three-dimensional design.

2260 Beginning Digital Arts (4 sem. hours). Explores the use of digital media for artistic expression, with a focus on enhancing technical abilities and understanding related
issues of design.

2750-2753 Special Topics in Studio Art (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

3300 Intermediate Studio in Drawing (4 sem. hours). This intermediate-level drawing course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include figure drawing, color theory, and experimental drawing. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisite: ARTS 2200

3310 Intermediate Studio in Painting (4 sem. hours). This intermediate-level course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include watercolor painting, acrylic painting, encaustic, and collage. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: ARTS 2210

3330 Intermediate Studio in Printmaking (4 sem. hours). This intermediate-level course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include woodcuts and monotypes, combination prints, color intaglio, and book arts. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: ARTS 2230

3350 Intermediate Studio in Sculpture (4 sem. hours). This intermediate-level course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include casting and mold-making, and installation art. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: ARTS 2250

3360 Intermediate Studio in Digital Arts (4 sem. hours). This intermediate-level course varies in its specific focus. Topics may include digital printmaking, video, and web-based media. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: ARTS 2260

3650 Digital Arts Internship (4 sem. hours). An internship in which a student works with a firm or agency focusing on digital arts or graphic design for at least 12 hours a week. This internship will count for the Digital Arts concentration in the Studio Art major, or for the Digital Arts minor. Supervision of a member of the Art faculty is required. Prerequisite: consent of art department chair.

3750-3753 Special Topics in Studio Art (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

3800-3803 Directed Study in Art (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

3850–3853 Internship in Studio Art (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours). An internship in which a student works with a museum, art agency, business firm, or artist under supervision of the art department. Internships may not count towards a major requirement, with the exception of the Internship in digital arts which is a requirement for the digital arts concentration within the studio art major and which must be supervised by a member of the art department. Prerequisite: consent of the art department chair.

3900 Junior Studio Art Seminar (4 sem. hours). An upper-level studio art seminar focused on a different topic every fall semester, open to all students who have had a previous studio art course, with instructor’s permission, and strongly recommended for junior studio art majors.

4400 Advanced Studio in Drawing (4 sem. hours). Students will create their own body of drawings and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: ARTS 3300

4410 Advanced Studio in Painting (4 sem. hours). Students will create their own body of paintings and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: ARTS 3310

4430 Advanced Studio in Printmaking (4 sem. hours). Students will create their own body of prints and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: ARTS 3330

4450 Advanced Studio in Sculpture (4 sem. hours). Students will create their own body of sculptures and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: ARTS 3350

4460 Advanced Studio in Digital Arts (4 sem. hours). Students will create their own body of digital images and engage in class discussions and critiques with advanced studio students working in other media. All advanced studio students meet together to encourage a broader understanding of art making and contemporary artists. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic. Prerequisites: ARTS 3360.

4750-4753 Special Topics in Studio Art (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

4900 Senior Studio Art Seminar (4 sem. hours). An upper-level studio art seminar focused on a different topic every fall semester, required of all senior studio art majors.

Art History Courses

2500 Survey of Ancient and Medieval Art (4 sem. hours). A study of the development of art from prehistoric times through the late Gothic period. Offered in alternate years.

2520 Northern Renaissance Art (4 sem. hours). A study of painting from the 15th and 16th centuries in northern Europe, with special attention paid to the interpretation of symbolic images. Offered occasionally.

2530 Italian Renaissance Art (4 sem. hours). A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the 14th through the 16th centuries in Italy, set in the context of Renaissance thought and culture. Offered in alternate years.

2540 Baroque Art (4 sem. hours). A study of European art of the 17th century, with special attention paid to Italian, Flemish, and Dutch painting and sculpture. Offered in
alternate years.

2550 Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Art (4 sem. hours). A study of European art of the 18th and 19th centuries in the context of an increasingly industrialized and middle-class society, with attention paid to issues of gender, class, and technology. Offered in alternate years.

2560 Modern Art (4 sem. hours). A study of European and American art from Post-Impressionism to around 1970. Offered in alternate years.

2570 Contemporary Art (4 sem. hours). A study of art from around 1970 to the present, with a special focus on new media and concepts as well as contemporary approaches to traditional themes such as landscape, personal identity, the body, and religious and political subjects. Offered in alternate years.

2580 Women Artists (4 sem. hours). A study of the work of women artists from the 15th through the 20th centuries, with particular attention to the impact of sex and gender on artistic production. Offered occasionally.

2590 Topics in World Art (4 sem. hours). A study of selected topics in the art of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, either surveying key periods of two or three cultures or focusing on one of these areas. Offered occasionally. This course may be repeated for credit with a different topic.

2600 Museum Studies (4 sem. hours). This course will provide an introduction to the structure, operations, and social and political functions of museums. Topics will include funding, management, marketing, ethical issues, exhibition strategies, and educational outreach. We will also consider the practical, ethical, and legal issues related to the acquisition, handling, conservation, and exhibition of museum objects. Offered in alternate years.

2760-2763 Special Topics in Art History (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

3600 Museum Studies Internship (4 sem. hours). An internship in which a student works at a museum for at least 75 hours during the semester and meets frequently to discuss readings with the art history mentor and other interns. Prerequisite: consent of art history faculty. Instructions for applying for an internship at the Mississippi Museum of Art can be found on their web site: http://www.msmuseumart.org/internships.html. You must submit a cover letter application form, 3-page writing sample, two letters of recommendation, transcript, resume, and short personal statement by the specified deadline.

3700 Museum Studies Internship II (4 sem. hours). An internship in which a student works at a museum for at least 100 hours during the semester or summer and writes a research paper on a museum studies topic. Prerequisite: consent of art history faculty. Instructions for applying for an internship at the Mississippi Museum of Art can be found on their web site: http://www.msmuseumart.org/internships.html. You must submit a cover letter application form, 3-page writing sample, two letters of recommendation, transcript, resume, and short personal statement by the specified deadline. 3760-3763 Special Topics in Art History (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

3860–3863 Internship in Art History (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours). An internship in which a student works at a museum, art agency, business firm, or artist under the supervision of the art department. These internships may not count toward a major requirement. Prerequisite: consent of the art department chair.

3910 Junior Art History Seminar (4 sem. hours). An upper-level art history seminar focused on a different topic every fall semester, open to all students who have had a previous art history course, with instructor’s permission, and strongly recommended for all junior art history majors.

4760-4763 Special Topics in Art History (1, 2, 3, or 4 sem. hours).

4910 Senior Art History Seminar (4 sem. hours). An upper-level art history seminar focused on a different topic every fall semester, open to students who have had a previous art history course and required of senior art history majors.